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HMS Sirius 1797 by paulsutcliffe - 1:48 - POF from NMM plans

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A couple of days off work and reasonable temperatures have got me back in the garage, I started with finishing off some parts for the carronade, breeching rings etc out of brass, and then made up some rope of the right size to check how it all looked

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Whilst trying out the fitting I was thinking about the rest of the rigging for the sled so came to msw and searched carronade rigging, lots of options to read and then I noticed a picture of someone's Diana and noticed there was no bulwarks on the forecastle, checking my plans and the Diana book I realised I had a problem and my 12 pound cannons wouldn't fit

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As can be seen above more deconstruction has started, always one move forward and two back, in my wisdom I have built up the bulwarks to High and will have to remove all the caprails and timber heads and lower it all down

In fairness to myself the frames were cut nearly seventeen years ago and I made them to the full height including the berthing up, I have then gone ahead and added the timberheads on top, so am now standing at approximately two feet too high

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Caprails and timberheads removed

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The middle piece has been sanded down to the correct height of two and a half feet, timberheads on top of eighteen inches will bring it all up to four feet high as it should be

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16 hours ago, paulsutcliffe said:

always one move forward and two back

Hi Paul.

 

The advantage of this approach is that you eventually end up with twice as much material as you started with. You will be able to sell on the spare and plough the surplus into a workshop central heating system.

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19 minutes ago, paulsutcliffe said:

four years on since I had the stroke and restarted the build from pieces in the garage, and this is where i'm at

 Thankfully Paul, having had a stroke you're now in relative good health and have the manual dexterity to continue with the hobby. Both you and I are very fortunate compared to a whole lot of stroke victims.

 It's a fine looking ship and you should be proud!

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The picture I showed the other day wasn't very good with all the clutter on the deck, as it was supposed to be a four year anniversary picture I decided to show a better effort

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Cleared away and all shipshape, with the original deck nail from the real ship

 

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Remembered I had to fit the elm tree pumps before I couldn't get access anymore, I remade the piece to hold the forked stanchion and added a piece of hardened sterling silver for the end of the shaft, rest made out of brass

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And after painting

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Regards

Paul

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Paul.

 

She is looking good for a 4 year old. I once took 20 years to complete a model so you have a way to go until you can claim she is a veteran build. 12 deg C in my workshop for the last week, I assume you are benefiting from the same mild conditions?

 

P.S - we must have all bought those nice cheap tweezers.

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Thanks Keith, four years since the restart, First frames were cut 17 years ago now, yes the tweezers were recommended by someone in this site if I remember correctly and I think the seller did very well out of all of us that fell for it ha!!!

I have had the last two days in the garage with the warmer weather, unfortunately work gets in the way at other times, but yes much more bearable than the last couple of months, I have even started doing some sanding on the cheerful Hull to try and get it back into some sort of shape

 

Regards

Paul

 

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2 minutes ago, paulsutcliffe said:

First frames were cut 17 years ago now

Ah I see, only 3 years to go.

 

Tweezers - I bought a set, my son bought a set - the manufacturer probably never knew why his sales took off.

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